The Topic of the Holodomor of 1932 – 1933
on the Pages of the Newspaper
“Ukrainian News”/“Ukrainski Wisti”
(1945, Germany – 2000, USA)
Serhiy Коzak, PhD (philol. sci.), T. Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 4 Mykhailo Hrushevskyi St., Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine
The problem of restoring historical truth has always been relevant among Ukrainian political emigrants. The proof of that is the materials about the Holodomor of 1932–1933 on the pages of the Newspaper “Ukrainian News”/“Ukrainskі Wisti”. The objective of this study is to find out the subject and genre palette of materials about the Holodomor in Ukraine, the names of their authors, the significance of these publications in the general process of restoring historical truth both for the Ukrainian emigrant society and the process of civil society formation in Ukraine, as well as expanding the scientific paradigm of this issue through the little-known materials of emigration press. We managed to ascertain that 413 materials of different genres, which are directly related to the outlined subject, were published on the pages of “Ukrainian News”. The most essential method of achieving the objective was the analysis of materials of the newspaper “Ukrainian News”, which helped to identify the main components of the subject matter. Through this method, the publications of a significant number of authors on the same subject, as well as effectiveness of presenting their materials on the topic of this study were analyzed.
KEYWORDS: the newspaper “Ukrainian News”/“Ukrainskі Wisti”; the Hоlоdоmоr of 1932– 1933; genocide; memory; tragedy; diaspora.78_4